Friday, October 16, 2009

Now, book KSRTC tickets from your mobile phone

Now, book KSRTC tickets from your mobile phone
Transport minister proposes to extend advance ticket booking centres to rural areas
BANGALORE MIRROR BUREAU


Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has become the first state-run transport corporation in the country to offer mobile ticketing.
To avail the service named “Tickets on the go” passengers must send an SMS with the text KSRTC to 56767. They will then receive an SMS with a link to the mobile application ngpay. By clicking the link, the software gets downloaded in the mobile phone’s Main Menu, Games Folder, Applications Folder or My Own Folder. The passenger should register one time with the service provider by sending name and address.
HOW TO BOOK?
To book the ticket through ngpay, go to the KSRTC store listed under “Stores++”, then choose “Explore All”, and then “Travel”. The passenger gets to choose: the place of his journey’s origin and destination, date of journey, type of services (Airavata, Corona Sleeper, Rajahamsa Executive, Semi Deluxe and Karnataka Sarige), seat and pick-up point. Once the passenger finalises these journey details, the bill amount will be displayed. He/she can choose to pay using a variety of options such as Master Card & VISA credit cards, VISA debit cards, HDFC bank account and cash cards.
Once the ticket is booked, a PNR number is generated and stored in the ngpay application.
An e-ticket is also emailed to the passenger’s email ID. The passenger should carry a valid photo ID card while travelling. It costs Rs 2 to book a ticket through mobile ticketing.
EXTENDING RESERVATION
After launching the mobile ticketing service, Transport Minister R Ashok told media persons that KSRTC would extend advance ticket booking centres in the state to rural areas. He said, “At present, out of 1 lakh passengers only 16,000 passengers book the ticket through Awatar (Any Where Any Time Advance Reservation) booking centres.”
START EARLY, REACH SAFELY
This festival season you can expect heavy traffic on the way to Kempe Gowda bus stand. KSRTC officials have asked passengers to leave their home early so that they don’t miss their bus.An official said, “KSRTC is operating more services to clear the extra rush. During the festive season, all the roads leading to Majestic bus stand get blocked and passengers are left stranded on roads. In order not to miss long distance buses, it is advisable to leave home early and reach the bus stand safely.”

1 Comments:

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